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FDA taking closer look at antibacterial soap

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We’re in the midst of peak flu season and, no doubt, many people are taking precautions to protect themselves from flu and other contagious illnesses. Those measures likely include washing your hands with antibacterial soap. Because, after all, antibacterial soap reduces your risk of getting sick and spreading disease to others, right? Um, not so […] [Read More]
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Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, visits naturopathic physician Dr. Veronica Waks and patient care coordinate Pat Poniros at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Cindi Bigelow visits Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

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Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, visited the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Fairfield, to discuss naturopathic medicine with Dr. Veronica Waks and to learn more about the Breast Care Center’s wellness programs.  Bigelow Tea supports the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s wellness programs through the Bigelow Tea Community Challenge, […] [Read More]
Midwife Sarah Najamy celebrates the first anniversary of the Birthplace at St. Vincent's Medical Center

Birthplace at St. Vincent’s celebrates first anniversary

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The Birthplace at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport  marked its first anniversary last week with festivities for staff. The Birthplace, which offers women the opportunity to labor and deliver under the guidance of a midwife, features two private birth suites. The occasion also celebrated the 100 births that have taken place within The Birthplace […] [Read More]
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Bill Dwinells shovels snow on South Benson Road in Fairfield. on Tuesday as a morning storm came through the area.

Keeping warm in the deep freeze

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  With snow and chilly temps on the way this weekend, the state Department of Public Health offers these tips for staying warm: Dress in layers. This helps keep you insulated and lets you take off or add more layers of clothing as needed. Wear many layers of loose-fitting clothing and stay dry. Cover your […] [Read More]
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Health insurance talk at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Hospital will host “Health Insurance — Get It and Get the Most Out of It” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby. Hosted by Certified Health Insurance Assister Margaret Sessa, RN, and Dr. Shyla Muriel, of Griffin Hospital Faculty Physicians, this free talk will […] [Read More]
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Teddy bear motherload at Bridgeport Hospital

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This could very well be a bear of a holiday season — particularly for some young Bridgeport Hospital patients. This week, representatives of Stratford-based William B. Meyer, Inc., donated a crate full of teddy bears for  kids at the hospital. Bridgeport Hospital is the second campus of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. The hospital regluar keeps toys […] [Read More]
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VNA of South Central CT gets grant

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John R. Quinn, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut serving the Greater New Haven area, announced that VNA/SCC has been awarded a multi-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to be used for general operating support for community health and home care services. The grant has […] [Read More]
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Health exchange enrollment in Bridgeport and beyond

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Those seeking health coverage through one of the programs on the state health exchange, Access Health CT, have until Dec. 23 if they wish to be covered by Jan. 1 (the hard detail for coverage to avoid penalty isn’t until March). If you want information on enrollment, Access Health is sponsoring the following enrollment fairs […] [Read More]
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